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haonghusa

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Dixielanders Minstrel Troupe
« on: September 23, 2011, 10:55:32 PM »
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Some of you from the Hill might remember the Dixielanders Minstrel Troupe that entertained thousands over the years in the 40s and 50s and raised a lot of money for charity. This photo was taken at one of their shows. It's not very PC in today's climate but they never intended any offence. I think the character in the polka dot hat is Gerry Miller and the one with the bow tie Andy McKinney whose father was the MC, the only white face in the group. I may be wrong but I think the banjo player on the far right is Paddy Joe Turk.

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Re: Dixielanders Minstrel Troupe
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2011, 10:58:07 PM »
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Some of you from the Hill might remember the Dixielanders Minstrel Troupe that entertained thousands over the years in the 40s and 50s and raised a lot of money for charity. This photo was taken at one of their shows. It's not very PC in today's climate but they never intended any offence. I think the character in the polka dot hat is Gerry Miller and the one with the bow tie Andy McKinney whose father was the MC, the only white face in the group. I may be wrong but I think the banjo player on the far right is Paddy Joe Turk.

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Re: Dixielanders Minstrel Troupe
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 09:40:29 AM »
Just discovered this site and posting. Paddy Joe Turk was my uncle. Very talented musician.

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Re: Dixielanders Minstrel Troupe
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2018, 09:55:02 PM »
Take a look, Mary, at pages 74 and 79 of Who do you know from Carrickhill on the Belfast History board for photos you'll find interesting.